PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… Warehouse Operations Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT… I am Worship Leader and Choir Director at Revival Center Pentecostal Church in Modesto, where I sing. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was very young, probably
People normally know me as… Robert or Dr. Donovan, who works in the Emergency Department at Doctors Medical Center. I also serve as the Medical Director of Clinical Informatics there, and I’m also the Medical Director of the PHI Air Ambulance Service in Modesto and Sonora. But what they don’t
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… A graphic designer, artist, truth-teller, spiritual seeker, and highly intuitive person. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT… I love to play with fire! I’m a flow artist and fire spinner. The term “flow arts” refers to a movement-based art form that integrates dance and
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… the IT Analyst that promotes accessibility on campus. I do a lot of training and education about the Accessible Technology Initiative to remove barriers to success caused by inaccessible technology. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… that I’m a Steampunk fan. Steampunk is a mashup of science
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a CPA by trade. I’m a Principal at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, a Modesto accounting firm. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… I also roast and sell coffee as a hobby and side business. I call it “Bean Counter Coffee Roasters.” I GOT STARTED WITH
People normally know me as a hairdresser and owner of Pierre’s Hair Studio in Modesto. What they don’t know is that I have also been a professional musician for 40 years. I’ve traveled around the world, playing drums in Japan, New Zealand, and Europe with most famous Persian and Assyrian musicians.
I was in grad school 15 years ago at Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Mountain View, CA. At the time, I was looking for a physical activity at night that was challenging and wouldn’t interfere with studying. I’ve watched Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the past and was fascinated by BJJ. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.
HIDDEN TALENTS: PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… Manager at Cold Stone Creamery. I’m also a musician; I make my own music and play piano and guitar. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… Make Cosplay helmets. They start as a program called pepakura, which is papercraft. You sort of